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4 of the Best Waste News Stories From Around the Web


The web seems to be buzzing with waste news this week and here are just a few stories that I felt were worth sharing:

Kellogg and General Mills pledge 50% Food Waste Reduction

The CIWM published this article and although this is a US effort to reduce food waste it is fantastic to see international companies like Kellogg, General Mills and PepsiCo standing up….. hopefully some UK based companies will follow suit in this global issue.

ADBA joins World of Biogas Association as Founder Member

When ADBAs press release landed in my inbox I felt this was news to be shared. The World Biogas Association was founded last week at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, with ADBA joining as a founding member. It aims to facilitate the growth of biogas and AD technologies globally.

Hubbub launches ‘#BrightFriday is the New Black’ campaign

With Black Friday fast approaching Recycling and Waste World have a post outlining how environmental charity Hubbub are encouraging people to embrace #BrightFriday as environmentally conscious alternative. The article highlights how “Half of us worry about the environmental impact of buying things we don’t need, as 350,000 tonnes of unwanted clothes end up in landfill each year” Black Friday was introduced to the UK in 2010 and has continued to grow with 2016 looking to go even further as it becomes a five day extravaganza. The campaign encourages people to “rekindle their love for clothes they already have” instead of being tempted by sales and offers to buy things they don’t use and will not use.

Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall brands hotel buffet breakfasts a ‘food waste nightmare’

Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall has been making the news again recently, as he has appeared at the Commons Environmental Committee. Fearnley-Wittingstall raised the issue of the food waste created by hotels, with his focus on the all you can eat breakfast and the need to keep the buffet looking perfect at all times. He called for a ‘culture change’ and suggested hotels tell people change their expectations.

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